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Build a bridge over Channel, Johnson tells Macron


Later, Johnson tweeted a picture of himself and Macron both giving a thumbs-up sign, captioned: "En marche!" "The Channel Tunnel and the ferry routes are working well within capacity, so it makes no sense to commit huge amounts of taxpayers' money in an uncertain economic climate to a costly bridge project that we don't need". Read More »

Duckworth: 'No such thing as a surgical strike' in North Korea

Recently, alarms in both Hawaii and Japan went off mistakenly, incorrectly warning residents of a North Korean missile attack. "And we hope this gives North Korea and its athletes a small taste of freedom and that rubs off and is something that spreads and impacts in these negotiations", Sanders told reporters. Read More »

Ex-US Envoys to Africa Urge Trump to Reconsider Comments


President Donald Trump did not know he was stirring up a hornet's nest when he allegedly made remarks about African countries. After reports of the alleged comments surfaced last week, USA diplomats were summoned to meet with African governments in Senegal, Botswana and elsewhere, to explain the remarks, and the African Union issued a statement demanding an apology. Read More »

Latest weather map shows Britain blanketed with MORE snow THIS WEEKEND


The Met Office is forecasting "persistent and heavy snow " in the regions between 9pm and 5am, with likely delays on the roads and "a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded". A few rural communities may become cut off. Scottish Borders Council said none of its schools would open today, with 15,000 pupils missing lessons. Read More »

Emirates order helps to keep Airbus A380 superjumbo flying


Emirates is by far the largest operator of the 544-seat superjumbo, with 101 now in service and a backlog of 41 already on order before the latest announcement. The purchase will extend A-380 production until 2029 if Emirates takes all of the planes, according to Airbus, which as recently as Monday had acknowledged that the programme could be terminated without a new sale soon. Read More »

Pakistan should not behave like an enemy towards Israel: Israeli PM Netanyahu


US President Donald Trump denies a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the USA embassy would be moved to Jerusalem al-Quds within a year. AJC's Asia Pacific Institute has taken dozens of Indian and Indian American thought leaders to Israel on Project Interchange, an AJC educational institute, and regularly visits New Delhi for high-level meetings. Read More »

Abbas holds talks with Egypt's el-Sisi


Although there is a tripartite committee negotiating the impact of the dam on downstream countries, Egyptian authorities had placed a request to Ethiopia to exclude Sudan from the talk. They have also agreed to push for the experts' panel to speed up the study commissioned to consultants, determining the dam's potential impact on these countries. Read More »

House votes to avert government shutdown, path in Senate unclear


Following a meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows and Rep. He set a March 5 deadline for Congress to write legislation dealing with the "Dreamer" immigrants. Also imaginable: lawmakers working over the weekend with a shutdown underway - watched by a public that has demonstrated it has abhorred such standoffs in the past. Read More »

Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'

The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week". Johnny Isakson, who was starkly critical of Trump's reported comments. Read More »

US House passes short-term spending Bill; Senate fight erupts


But with tempers frayed and Republicans and Democrats deeply divided over immigration legislation that has found its way into the government funding fight, the bill appeared to be on the verge of collapse in the Senate. Without these provisions only six Democrats voted for the legislation. If the bill is not signed by the president before midnight on Friday, a government shutdown is scheduled to go into effect. Read More »

North Korea plans military parade on eve of the Olympics, diplomats say


North Korea has not had nuclear tests for a few months. Chad O'Carroll, managing director of the Korea Risk Group and founder of NK News, said "a military parade just one day before Winter Olympics kick-off would likely draw criticism from much of the global community, especially given the US and South Korea's recent decision to delay scheduled military drills until after the Olympics finishes". Read More »

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon HQ2 bids as trial runs


Most were on the East Coast and Midwest; Los Angeles was the only West Coast city that made the cut. The Seattle-based online retailing giant plans to invest over $5 billion and accommodate as many as 50,000 high paying jobs. We have all of the assets to not only meet, but exceed Amazon's needs as it grows its operations. "Detroit is the most exciting city in the country right now and the momentum continues to build every single day". Read More »

Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House


Republicans would need at least a dozen Democratic votes to get the bill, H.R. 195, through the Senate after at least three of the 51 Republicans in the chamber said they would vote against it. House passage came only after conservatives secured a promise from House Speaker Paul Ryan that he would soon advance some type of legislation to bolster US military readiness, said Republican Representative Mark Meadows. Read More »

Putin Takes Dip in Icy Russian Lake on Epiphany


Surrounded by Orthodox priests and glittering religious icons, and with the temperature hovering around -5C, the president lowered himself into the waters of Lake Seliger, 220 miles north-west of Moscow. "For Russians Epiphany is first of all a church holiday (31%) linked to the well-known tradition of bathing in ice-holes (26%) and evoking positive associations (17%), the survey said". Read More »

Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted


Not only the U.S., the United Nations (UN) too considers him a terrorist, Nauert said. The US also desires the Lashkar-e-Taiba be labelled a terrorist organisation internationally. Earlier in December 2017, President of United States Donald Trump in a major blow to Pakistan said that the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, "and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools". Read More »

House Passes measure to avoid government shutdown 230-197

This week, Texas Republican Will Hurd joined Pete Aguilar, a California Democrat and whip for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in introducing a bill that would preserve protections for DACA recipients while beefing up border security and other enforcement measures . Read More »

Moshe will be groomed to be the chief Rabbi of Mumbai: Uncle


Speaking to Mirror via email on Wednesday, Moshe's uncle (his father's younger brother), who is also called Moshe, said that his nephew would be groomed to be the chief Rabbi of Mumbai . Netanyahu said the terrorists could not harm Moshe because of the love shown by his nanny. Moshe , who had earlier on Tuesday visited Nariman House for the first time after his parents were killed in the 26/11 attacks, was all ears when Netanyahu delivered a brief address in Hebrew. Read More »

Government to beef up Channel border security


But it means that you have to contribute to the budget and acknowledge European jurisdiction", he said. The French city of Calais emerged as a hotspot during the European migration crisis with thousands of people gathering near the northern port before a final attempt to reach Britain. Read More »

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea


Head of South Korean delegation Lee Woo-sung, right, and the head of North Korean delegation Kwon Hook Bong, left, arrive for their meeting at the North side of Panmunjom in North Korea, Monday, Jan. North Korea carried out nuclear and missile tests previous year that triggered harsher United Nations sanctions and worldwide condemnation. "The South Korean authorities had better ponder over what unfavourable results may be entailed by their impolite behaviour". Read More »

Bollywood welcomes Supreme Courts stay on Padmaavat ban


Starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati , Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh & Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, the film will also be released in Tamil and Telugu, in addition to Hindi. The Madhya Pradesh government too had announced a ban on the film, but not issued any official order on it. At Jyoti Cinema in Muzaffarpur's Mithanpura, around 30-40 activists of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena gathered around 2pm and ransacked the theatre, which is slated to screen Padmaavat ... Read More »

S. Korea, DPRK to repeat symbolic reconciliation events at Winter Olympics


North Korea has proposed that the United Nations human rights office send a mission to South Korea to interview North Korean restaurant workers "abducted" in April 2016, as well as their families in North Korea , Mr Choe said. It sparked a heated debate here as critics say that the ski exercise could promote the ski resort, one of the North's leader Kim Jong-un's pet projects. Read More »

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs from Delhi Assembly


The 20 MLAs under the scanner were appointed by the party in March 2015 as parliamentary secretaries to its ministers. Notably, the decision came days before the retirement of current EC chief, who refused to acknowledge the plea by AAP MLAs to drop the cases against them in June previous year. Read More »

U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle


That means President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hurtling toward a government shutdown, with funding set to run out at midnight on January 19. The deal Democrats offered would be hugely popular among Republicans; it would give Trump a start on his wall; and it would prevent a government shutdown, which would probably be blamed on Republicans no matter how many manic tweets Trump sends out. Read More »